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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News; News/Business. New. (CC)  

    November 21, 2013
    7:00 - 9:01am PST  

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disturbing allegations that white students at san jose state university racially taunted and even hung something around a black student's neck. we'll tell you how authorities are responding. b.a.r.t.'s disputed contract, back in the spotlight this morning. the new action the b.a.r.t. unions say they are willing to take if b.a.r.t. approves the deal. >> reporter: we're on stormwatch for you this morning. another wet morning commute. we'll tell you about the changing conditions you will find if you are headed out the door. and arming san francisco police are a new crime-fighting tool. the high-tech device officers will be getting after a wild confrontation earlier this week. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. these are live pictures from the campus of san jose state university. this morning, school officials
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are dealing with very serious allegations against several students. their charged with hate -- they are charged with hate crimes against an after am roommate. how students are reacting. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. steve, should they take an umbrella? >> well, for a few, especially out towards -- maybe livermore to san jose. fremont. but after that, things are going to be winding down here pretty fast. not before some great rainfall from the north together south. coast all the way over. concord 1.7 0. livermore, 1.58. all associated with a very vigorous low sending one final band boy. is it moving fast and the wind is cranking up, especially in some of the higher elevations. some of things to come. could be a little bit of rain. a little blip there. there's a couple of around
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oakland, pede mawbt. had a good band going through from oakley, brentwood, antioch, to pleasant hill and livermore. it's starting to end to the north. around the altamont pass things are enhancing towards claudine wong. over towards fremont, sunol grade, milpitas, san jose. still getting a little bit of rain. temperatures are cooler. 49 now santa rosa. but the low is rapidly moving south. as it does, high pressure builds in. the wind will kick in. tomorrow we are talking about how sunny and windy it is. some afternoon sun. it will clear out probably pretty fast. 60s on the temperatures or upper 50s. here's sal. we're looking at a commute that looks low because of the wet weather. where it has been raining. the bay bridge, we have about a 25-minute delay. there are no problems on the span. we had an earlier crash. that was gone a while but -- gone for a while but the
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metering lights did come on earlier today. also looking at the san mateo brick. traffic is still moderate. see some brake lights on the span. it does look like it's been raining on the bridge. 580, steve mentioned it. so has claudine. claudine wong is a mess coming through livermore and dublin. one of the reasons, it's been raining there. the road sensors are showing a lot of slow traffic. not only on 580 but pleasanton heading towards fremont. let's head back to the desk. a hate crime investigation is underway at san jose state university. among the allegations. a bike lock put around one student's neck. ktvu's janine de la vega is live at the school. so janine, is the university doing anything about this? >> reporter: well, the d.a. 's office is reacting. but we reached out to the spokesperson to find out if there will be action taken, if the students will be
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sanctioned. we've not heard back. this alleged taunting happened at one of these high rises in the campus village dorms that you see behind me. the district attorney's office says three white male students are charged with misdemeanor hate crime and battery against their black freshman roommate who was 17 at the time. the incidents began in august and involved the defendants calling the black student a three-fifths or fraction, referring to how the u.s. census used to count black slaves. they placed a bike lock on the teen's neck and refused to dwiv him -- to give him a key to unlock it. they also hung a confederate flag in the room and barricaded the victim inside the closet trying to lock him in there. >> there's no joking about what's going on. i don't know how they thought this would be a joke, knowing that they put up a confederate
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flag, pe thut a bike rack around him. there's no joke about that. very disappointing. >> reporter: the prosecutor says the defendants kept a picture of adolph hitler and a pentogram in the gram. the university has learned about this. they are holding a conference at 12:00. the defendants are colin warren, joseph bumgardner and logan beshler all of them are 18. if convicted, they face one year in county jail. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:05. new this morning -- in santa clara, a lot of police activity. we're getting reports. two people were arrested during a home burglary in the 2200 block of crocker way. reportedly, both suspects had
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guns. one of them reportedly was bitten by a police dog. the santa rosa city council taking rare action. it's in response to the controversy surrounding the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. the council is releasing controversial e-mails about how to respond to the shooting of a teenager carrying a toy gun. in many e-mails, council asked for legal advice about what they should and should not say about the controversy. the city attorney tells them to say nothing and refer all questions to the police. happening today -- in just two hours, b.a.r.t.'s board of directors meets to discuss a major new development in the labor dispute. last night, b.a.r.t.'s two largest unions said they are willing to sit down with b.a.r.t. to work out differences over a contested part of the tentative agreement. but that's only if b.a.r.t.
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directors ratify the new contract. earlier, the board had said it would reject the deal citing an expensive paid leave provision it says was mistakenly included in the contract. a bay area labor group will hold a rally in oakland before the meeting. the group wants to show its support for union workers in this latest dispute. brian flores will have a live report at 7:30. san francisco's police chief responding in the mission district. the video showed undercover police officers involved in this melee with several people outside of the valencia gardens housing complex. it was followed by claims of police brutality. today's chronicle reports that greg suhr wants his police officers to wear cameras to help monitor tense situations. within the next couple of weeks, a pilot program equipping some of the undercover police officers with
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cameras is due to begin. some berkeley property owners may not be forced to make their -- may be forced to make their buildings safe. this was discussed tuesday night, directed at the owners of 158 residential buildings with five or more units considered unsafe in an earthquake. the ordinance would require the owners to tell the tenants the buildings are not earthquake safe. and it would also require the owners to submit plans to retrofit the buildings by january 2017. final vote will be taken at the next council meeting, december 3rd. there's talk of mayor ed lee eyeing another job. sfgate.com reports there's speculation from city hall to washington, d.c. that lee could become the next u.s. am was der to china -- ambassador to
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china. gary locke is stepping down early next year. there's also talk that steve westly, who deep toys to silicon valley, may be on the short list for ambassador. the san francisco municipal transportation agency approved and electronic system for hailing cabs. the board is giving a five- year, $6 million contract to free the transportation. it's supposed to set up a system similar to what uber, lift and side car use. some cab companies oppose that. the information is necessary to make the system work. 7:09. we want to take you back to our stormwatch coverage. there's still some lingering rain around the bay area after we got steady rain in many parts of the bay area during the night. claudine wong is in livermore right now. so what's it like out there now, claudine? >> reporter: it's still coming down a little bit.
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it's very, very light. that's good news because these drivers don't need anything else slowing them down. if you take a look at interstate 580, it's slowing. so much so we can show you no one has their windshield wipers on now. that was different earlier when the rain was coming down steadily in livermore. we are near the airway boulevard, collier canyon boulevard exit. it really has picked up and slowed down quite dramatically this video is from san jose where it was steady there. it's been one of those mornings where the bands have made their way through the bay area. earlier this morning about 4:00 a.m., when we were in pleasant hill, it was raining there and it kind of moved its way down and we came down here to livermore and now it's headed through san jose as well. no major problems this morning in contrast to what we saw yesterday with a lot of spinouts yesterday. maybe everyone took more time this morning to get to work.
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but the rain, we are seeing the west of it. that's good news. back out here live if you are hitting the highway anyway, give yourself extra time, it's slow regard let's. the rain is -- regardless. the rain is gone but the traffic remains on this thursday morning. live in livermore, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:10. skiers and ski resorts in the sierra they've been waiter for snow. accumulations are expected to be between 2 to 8 inches. it depends on the elevation. a couple of ski resorts are already open for business. bore -- borial and mammoth. a man said the snow they got up there yesterday was heavy and mixed. skiers want several feet of dry powder. so if you plan to head up to the mountains this weekend, make sure you put on chains on the tires as a precaution. the chp says right now, there are chain requirements on highway 89 between tahoe city
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and the bliss state park. all right. 7:11. seven robberies just hours apart, all connected apparently. what vallejo police are looking at this morning that may catch the man behind the crime spree last night. is it a problem to be too attractive? it may be the case in the military. we'll tell you why the army is sending out orders to use only average-looking women in publicity photos. good morning. the commute a little bit below average. you will see traffic slowing down in many areas. find out how the delay times are still longer than they usually are. well, rain yesterday, heavy rain. some rain this morning. but i will tell you when the sun will make an appearance, however, there will be a cav -- a caveat. i love watching tv outside.
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it is 7:14. an internal army e-mail suggesting the army not use pretty women in public relation photographs and the reason is generating some controversy. according to politico, the e- mail from an army specialist says "ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead." the e-mail goes on to suggest that if the army wants to be success full in introduce -- successful in introducing women in combat roles, it would be better to use average-looking women in these shots. jackie speier said "pretty women perceived as not competent by army colonel, great message, pentagon." chuck hagel, horrible. another tweet that speier sent out, another example that the u.s. army does not get it."
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new this morning, afghanistan president's said they should support a security agreement with the united states even though he said there's little trust between the two countries. this is hamid karzai. president karzai said he does not trust americans and americans don't trust him. the five-day gathering will discuss the proposed security agreement which outlines a plan for allowing up to 15,000 u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan beyond 2014. 7:16. if you live in the fairfield area, you may see and you may hear military highlighters overhead. about 8:00 this morning, just a little while from now, soldiers from travis air force base will take part in a joint helicopter training exercise. it includes the 21st
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contingency response wing and the california army guard chinook helicopters. they will try to rio vista to show how fast they can load and unload gear in a combat situation. there's a jumbo jet stuck at a small airport in kansas after it landed there by accident. but it may be able to get off the ground in the next couple of hours. it's a big one. the boeing 747 was supposed to land at mcconnell air force base in wichita, kansas, but it landed about 12 miles away. the plane is called the dream lifter but it carries parts of the dreamliner jet. it's so big, it can't turn itself around in the airport. it's been taken care of. but all of the cargo has to be unloaded so it can take off on the short runway. airplane seats are getting smaller, even though passengers are physically getting bigger. 20 years ago, the seats were 18
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inches. now the average seat is 2 inches smaller. in the meantime, obesity around the world has doubled since 1980. the smaller size allows airlines to add more seats but there is an effort to stop the seats from getting smaller. an airplanemaker, airbus has launched the campaign for wider seats. happening today -- more than 1 million californians could find out today if they will be able to keep their healthcare plans that don't meet the standards of the affordable care act. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the board that oversees covered california is meeting today. kyla? >> reporter: those five board members will consider a proposal that would let people keep their current policies. president obama said people can keep their current plans another year. but the board is also considering an extension only through march. some analysts say any extension could shake up the market and
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lead to everyone paying higher premiums. some say it's not necessary to continue the policies in california because the state exchange is working well. republicans are still focused on the president's pledge. the american people, they don't understand all of the niceties and all of the complexities of healthcare and healthcare energy but they know when they've been lied to. also new information about the healthcare's plans provided through the affordable care act. the administration aimed for affordable policies. in order to keep the costs down, some new plans exclude top-rated and children's hospitals. what that means for people who are shopping for insurance. i'm working on that story for you for 8:15. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. let's get everybody out the door and moving. sal, are you taking care of highway 24? >> yeah, it will be a little slow guys, tori and dave, westbound 24 will be slow.
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it's still a little bit slow in some areas. people are wondering why -- it was raining in some areas. some people slowed down and during the morning commute, a little bit of slow traffic kind of starts -- edz up being -- ends up being magnified by the volume of cars there is, the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for a 25-minute delay. one area that's bad, 580. we've had a couple of minor things out there. for the most part, as you heard claudine and steve say, the wet weather has moved through. it's not raining through. but when it moved through, it really slowed things down. 680 is the same thing. it's he she into pleasanton. give your -- it's slow into pleasanton. give yourself pleasanton. 880 is backed up to before 238. that's longer than it normally is. let's go to steve. >> a very good morning. i've wanted you a lovely picture. this is a bob ross painting right here. let me tell you.
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put a plane up here. a little tree right there. for those of you who have tweeted me, thank you for the rain, steve. bring in some more. folks i just did a rain chance and, you know, i put the word out there and mother nature took care of the rest. mostly cloudy, some breaks, some rain. as we've been touching on, claudine out to livermore, things are winding down. we'll focus on our attention on the wind coming up. 40 at redding. 40 at redding. that's a sign of things to come. we'll go from one extreme to the next. kentfield, monterey over 3. orinda, 2. palo alto had over an inch. i'm just trying to show a few. livermore, 1.58. they needed it. we all need it. san francisco 1.03. the low responsible, a dusting at the keys. the wind, though, is the big story. you can see the clearing taking
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place. we'll have morning clouds. a little hit and miss rain. marin, san rafer fell -- san rafael. it's heading south now, a little bit more towards the caldecott tunnel. berkeley, emeryville, piedmont, montclair, oakland. livermore has been -- it just keeps on going. also towards fremont and milpitas down to san jose. it's cooler this morning. 40s and 50s. watch the temperatures to the north start to slow down as the low makes a b-line for so came. so cal. we'll see clouds in the morning. snowshowers ending in the sierra. morning clouds, and then sol sun. i think the wind will focus the attention on the area.
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as i've been saying, tomorrow, ladies, put the hair up, it won't matter. tori, i'm telling you. wind advisory starts at 45, maybe gusts to 50. it will be sunny and warmer, especially saturday. >> extra hair spray? >> yes. >> okay. thank you. a man who helped the teen set on fire while riding an oakland bus speaks out for the first time. i heard somebody said you are not gonna do that, in more of a joking way and that's when it all started. >> coming up, the details he shared with us about the incident that's turned into a hate crime. [inaudible] batkid speaks. what everybody's favorite superhero land his family says. that special day in san francisco that captivated the world. ♪
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the death toll in the philippines has crossed the 4,000 mark. about 1600 people remain missing. aid continues to pour in for those who survived the storm. there are long lines waiting for good and supplies in tacloban team. you know who that is? the little boy now known all over the world as batkid. he's back home in siskiyou county in northern california.
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grinning for tori. that's miles scott, the 5-year- old leukemia survivor. his big day of crime fighting in san francisco made news around the world. san francisco became gotham city because of him. >> from a small town to go to a huge city where it's all about your kid for a day is -- it's insane for us. we didn't -- pretty out of this world. >> almost 12,000 volunteers gathered on the streets of san francisco for an unprecedented make a wish event. he was so great had such a great time. the bay area teacher becomes the target of a terrifying attack. >> everything was trying to find the reasoning about why it happened. >> students watch in horror as a teacher is stabbed in a
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good morning. live pictures from outside costco in vallejo. that's one of seven places hit by an armed robbery spree last
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night. how police are hoping that these security cameras will help them catch the robbers. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve i just ducked outside a second. it's dry outside the studio. >> it's starting to dry out. we'll focus our attention on the wind. there's a little chill starting to work its way in. want to use -- had a nice tweet from katrina in concord. 1.75. concord, 1.70. really good rain. haven't seen that in a long time. livermore as well. probably have had more than 1.58 but overall, an inch or two. really good over the last couple of days. as you know, a little bit of snow. not a lot. snow level is coming down a little built we're running out of moisture. the north wind is kicking in. there's already a pretty good breeze in lake county. chloe can feel the winds kicking in. most of the rain looks done. i'm running out of radar images to show you. there's still a little bit
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around. 88020 oakland to parts of the peninsula. livermore still in on a little bit of rain. some of that towards san jose. 40s and 50s. there is upper 40s. that chill is beginning to work its way in. the low goes south, high pressure builds in. we crank ups wind. it will be cold -- we crank up the wind. it will be cold. cool, breezy later. just letting you know, you are going to feel it. we've had this mild air mass. that's going to change. here's sal. right now we're looking at the roads that even though it hasn't been raining in the last few minutes, they are still wet, the roads are. and the traffic is going to be slow as you drive on 280, 85 and 101 in san jose. we haven't had a lot of major crashes. we've had fender-benders. nothing major. but a lot of slow traffic out there. 280 had a minor crash near 7th. that's gone. if you are driving on 580, claudine has been telling you, it's been pretty slow out
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there. if you are driving on 880, it's backed up out of san leandro all the way down to fremont and near the stevenson exit. san mateo bridge is also pretty slow. bay bridge toll plaza, 25 to 30- minute delay before you make it on the span. 7:32. back to the desk. new this morning, police in vallejo warning people be alert. last night, there was seven armed robberies just four hours apart and they may be related. ktvu's tara moriarty live in vallejo now to tell us about a key piece of evidence, tara. >> reporter: there are surveillance cameras here at costco. one of them caught images of the guestaway car -- getaway car. the delivery driver was held up at gunpoint. the photo is grainy. police want residents to be on the look out for this car, a dark lexus with silver trim. the suspects used the getaway car in seven robberies over a four-hour stretch starting at
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5:15, robbing victims of cell phone, wallets and jewelry. police say this is the time of the year when robberies typically spike. >> during christmas, halloween, that kind of thing, we have more robberies. it's just the hours. it's darker sooner. that sort of thing. and also there's more shoppers. so there's more victims. >> reporter: this map shows where the robbers struck homes and businesses from olympic drive and louisiana street to the parking lots the seafood city, costco and pep boys. the suspects are two to three african-american men, wearing ski masks and bandanas. one being lighter skinned one being 5'9", 180 pounds, if you have any information call the vallejo police department. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2
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news. rohnert park say a wanted parolee led them on a high- speed chase through sonoma county around 1:30 this morning. a police officer spotted a utility truck with the headlights off on golf course drive west headed towards the new greaten casino. the -- graton casino. the speeds topped almost 100 miles an hour. the chp finally stopped the truck and set up a strike stip. it's still not clear if the truck with a cherry picker on it was stolen. there was an arrest warrant for the driver. we could get a better idea whether there could be a third b.a.r.t. strike. in about 90 minute, the bart board is schedule -- b.a.r.t. board is scheduled to vote on a tentative deal, a clause that b.a.r.t. says should not be in there. brian flores has more. >> reporter: good morning,
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tori. yeah, definitely uncertainty this morning. we're talking about the paid family leave clause in that contract. it is certainly causing some headaches and uncertainty especially for b.a.r.t. riders. this is the infamous section 4.8 in the contract agreement between unions and management. this is that paid family leave clause that states that eligible b.a.r.t. workers could get up to paid family leave. but, of course, the issue came into question as b.a.r.t. management identified the clause saying it was a mistake and inadvertently put into the final contract. the district says it would cost an additional $44 million on top of the $64 million from the four-year contract agreed to earlier. it will be up to the board of directors to approve the overall agreement but their vice president anticipates the board will reject it, and there
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were concerns from riders that negotiations could lead to another strike. >> i'm getting anxious. i go to school in san francisco. i work two jobs and i work at urban outfitters in san francisco. it's gonna be a hard time for me to get to school and to work and to get into the city. >> reporter: the new development is that union leaders say they are willing to sit down with b.a.r.t. management and the mediator to work out their differences. but only if the board of directors ratifies the contract today. union leaders say a chance of a strike is slim but they say they will make their next move after the results of the board meeting which is scheduled for 9:00 this morning in oakland. there's also a rally planned minutes before that meeting. we're planning on heading there now and will have a live report in our 8:00 hour. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. it is 7:37. a high school teacher in santa rosa is back home from the hospital after a terrifying attack that led to a campus lockdown. police say a student stabbed him several times yesterday at
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midrose high, an alternative school on bellview avenue. investigators say the unprovoke attack happened during lunch break while some students were sitting in class. they say the 16-year-old boy approached the teacher from behind and stabbed him in the cleft and neck with a -- chest and neck with a metal mechanical pencil. ktvu news spoke to several classmates who witnessed the attack. >> mostly in the neck and the hand. >> a lot of stab wounds? >> yeah, multiple. a whole bunch. sphbli saw him on the -- >> i saw hill on the ground. there was like some blood on the ground. >> the teacher tyleralborn is -- tyler alborn is expected to recover. the teen is in custody. school officials have decided they will change the controversial apache name of the mascot of its main high school. ♪ >> now, for 13 years, native-
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americans have said the apache mascot at vallejo high school was offensive and should be changed. last night they gathered in a drum circle, praising the school board's decision. >> i'm not a relic from antiques road show. i'm a living and a human being. i'm not a mascot. >> it's not derogatory. we're praising them. we're proud to be -- >> some of the students in the alumni oppose the change. they say there feel connected to the a -- they feel connected. students and staff will help select a new mascot name in january. only on 2, ktvu has learned that investigators are blaming criminals for the flooding on the south bay freeway last night. several lanes of southbound highway 87 in san jose had to be closed for more than four hours because of flooding at the taylor street overpass. two and a half feet of water
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covered all of the southbound lanes. cars had to squeeze by on the center divide. the caltrans says someone stole copper wire and ran beneath the freeway which cut off the power. >> it's a problem with the wires. without the pumps, it will always flood once it pains. >> the chp says the problem is so bad, they created a special task force to deal with it. caltrans is using a temporary generator to pump out the water and they are working on a permanent solution. despite this morning's drizzle, sfo is reporting no major delays right now. however, that could all change. this is a live look at sfo where we just talked to an airport spokesperson. he says while flights are on time for the most part, there are problems in and out of denver due to snow there. and that could create a domino effect for flights throughout the rest of the country. a new study by the u.s. travel association is warning travelers that the years ahead
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could be even worse at sfo. the report predicts in the next 25 years every single day could look like the day before thanksgiving. the travel association says sfo needs more runways, more customs and border ajends and update -- agents and updated air traffic control agents. coming up in about 15 minutes, a new report on the problems following the asiana disaster last july, including communication followups. and the new steps -- foulups and the new steps to reunite families during emergencies. disturbing allegations against san jose state students against an african-american roommate. what they are accused of doing to the roommate. and an 85-year-old palo alto man detained by authorities in north korea. the reason his son says it was
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a life-lock dream of his father to travel there. it's still a little bit slow out there because of the weather. find out how long the bay bridge backup is. well, as you know, very heavy rain, but mild conditions the last couple of days. but things are changing fast. how are they changing? we'll explain -- coming up. ♪
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stocks opening higher on wall street the day after sinking on worries the fed might be able to go back. taking a live look at the big
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board, the dow is up 80. the nasdaq is up 34 and s&p up 10. just checking tesla's stock right now, and it's up slightly at the moment, about 7 point -- .7%. that's after it lost 4% yesterday. the palo alto-based electric carmaker has seen the stock drop more than 35% since the end of september when it was selling for more than $193. the price tumbled after sales were lower than analysts expected. and a safety investigation was lunched into three model s fires. one analyst believes the shares could fall another 20%. if you are among the first to get the next generation iphone, you may be paying more than you expected. historically, apple sells it's newest iphone for the same price as the model it replaces, then drops the price on the older model. well, the next iphone is expected to have a larger screen and other feature that raises the manufacturing cost.
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some tech analysts say the price tag on the next iphone may be $100 more than the iphone 5 that were introduced in september. and mcdonald's mcrib sandwich will not be available across the country. franchise groups can decide if they will put it on the menus. the pork sandwich which comes with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce has been available nationwide the last three years. but when it debuted, it was only available in a few places which led to the cult status among fans. concern growing for a local man who is designed in north korea. as pam cook reports from our newsroom, pam, this may have to do with his service in the u.s. military more than 50 years ago. >> merrill newman is 85, lives in palo alto. but he wanted to visit the country he fought over during the korean war. he traveled to north korea last month with a neighbor. his son says the day before his father was scheduled to depart,
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he ended up in a conversation with north koreans and talked about his service in the war. the next day, he was escorted off the plane just minutes before takeoff. that was on october 26th. it's family has not had any contact with him since. newman's son told us why his father wanted to go to north korea. >> like the world war ii vets who have had an interest in going back to normandy, my dad who was a veteran of the korean conflict wanted to go back to the northern part of the peninsula. he had been to the southern part of the peninsula before. this was a life-long dream of his. the u.s. state department is working with china since it's north korea's top ally. we've always been told that newman's family has been working with the swedish embassy to try to secure his release and that the swedish ambassador was able to deliver heart medication to north korean authorities for newman.
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merle newman lives with miss wife at chaning house, a retirement community in palo alto. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," we'll hear from one of newman's neighbors about what his wife is doing back here in palo alto. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. we have new information about a deadly tragedy that involves a virginia state senator and his son. "the washington post" reports 24-year-old gus deeds was recently evaluated at a local mental hospital. he was sent home. doctors said they couldn't find a place for him in a facility. police say he later stabbed his father, creigh deeds before he took his own life. senator deeds, by the way, is expected to make a full recovery. 7:48. for the first time, we're hearing from a man who rushed to save an 18-year-old high school student who was set on fire on an a.c. transit bus. dan gale said he was on his way home from work when lush sasha fleischman was set on fire.
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gale said he heard a group of teens talking on the bus. when he turned around, he saw fleischman's skirt on fire. >> i heard, you are not gonna do that, more in a joking way. that's when it all started. >> gale said he used his sweatshirt to put out the fire with the help of another passenger. 16-year-old richard thomas is now facing hate crime charges. the oakland high school student is being charged as an adult. richmond police are investigating whether a dispute between neighbors led to several trees being poisoned. a woman found poison in the soil. she called police and they installed a camera. police say dave karl who lives directly above her was the only person seen on the video besides a contractor.
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city officials say carl asked them to cut down the trees in the past. police are calling him a person of interest. 7:49. sal is back. you are watching the roads and those bridges. >> that's right. we're starting with the san mateo bridge and westbound 92, the traffic is going to be busy as it normally is. you can see the roads are wet. it's not been raining in the last few minutes. as steve and i have been telling you this morning's commute is still going to be wet. it was just raining a little while ago here and there kind of showers but driving purposes. that means you will be in slower traffic than you would probably like to be, slower than usual. the bay bridge, the same thing goes. about a 20, 30-minute delay. it's drying off. i want to show you road sensors you may not like to see. if you are taking 880 and heading out, it looks red. deep red color on 880 as you head south out of san leandro all the way down into the fremont area. so please give yourself extra time. let's go to steve.
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>> hold on there, sal. >> okay. >> viewers are writing me. still a couple of reports of rain out of the 580/680 split. the big news, everybody points north. chloe said this up in lake county. now dana in north napa. the wind is picking up. it is. it's really howling up in the northern sacramento valley. that cool air is on the way. that cool air -- mostly cloudy. some rain left. it's kind of fizzling out. clouds and son. you may say chilly. my back side, it's cold. whatever you want is fine with me. it will be a dig difference here. that's the case. we'll have clouds in the morning. the rain was fantastic. raymond up in cazadero. they had all of the rain up there for -- two days ago. and yesterday was san francisco, oakland, east bay, south bay. 1 to 3 inches for many locations. other areas picked up -- livermore, i'm sure they've had more than that. that was about three hours ago.
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.75. tom near blossom hill had over an inch of rain. there goes the system. look at the clearing take place rapidly. crockett, i can see the most and clearing. you can because it will move out of here fast. a little rain in oakland. sack to san bruno. richardson said we have a little bit of rain here. livermore looks to be on the back side of the rain. that's been all morning long. san jose looks like it's washing out. we're about done with this. 40s and 50s on the temperatures. pretty soon here from the north bay, if you don't see that already or feel it, you are going to as the low heads south. 31 tahoe. 34 reno. 46 ukiah. things are changing pretty fast. the low will give southern california much-needed rain after it gave us much-needed rain. focus the attention on the clouds. cool and breezy later after morning rain and fog.
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wind advisory starts, kicks in later on. that north wind, 45, maybe gusts to 50. redding is north at 50. goodbye to the rain and then sunny, but it won't be very warm. breezy to windy into saturday. eight minutes before 8:00. a rare move by the santa rosa city council. how it is tied to the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy. and throwing the book at a california costco store. why a church pastor was fighting bad.
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look at this. a san francisco school bus had to be pulled out of wet cement yesterday. got stuck at bayshore boulevards about 3:00. luckily, in one was hurt. a city public works crew had just poured that cement in the street. they said all of the proper signs were out. but the bus driver still drove right into it. the city of sausalito wants tour buses to stay away.
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the marin independent journal reports neighbors don't like the loudspeakers or the roar of the bus engines. although the city council can't keep the buses away, it can ban them from certain streets like alexander. the city council may do that before spring time, before the summer tour season begins. now, the sausalito complaints come just as san francisco banned tour buses in alamo square. some neighbors complained about the noise and the traffic near the famous victorian homes known as the painted ladies. a bible controversy at a southern california costco has stirred up emotions in congregations and on local social media. a pastor made this discovery while shopping in simi valley. a bible with a sticker, 1495 -- 1499, rather, and fiction. the pastor took a photo and posted it on social media with the caption, costco has bibles for sale under the genre of
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fiction. he couldn't believe what he was seeing. >> i was trying to find somebody and i couldn't. i checked to see if the other bibles were like that and they were. >> the post prompted all sorts of reef action. the pastor -- reaction. the pastor said costco said officials say it was a distributing error. costco apologized and said they are changing the label. san francisco international airport airport officials are making improvements after learning several important lessons after the asiana crash. the airport is correcting problems with the communications systems, that includes one design to alert key managers during an emergency and the sfo website that went down as people used it to get information on the crash. the review is resulting in other changes as well. airport restaurants will remain 24 hours a day during major emergencies and the airport is working with nearby hotels so they don't raise their
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roommates when passengers are stranded. and the airport plans to set aside a private area where families can be reunited after an emergency. >> all right, tori. well, the advice says don't use pretty women in publicity photos. that's in an internal u.s. army e-mail. the controversy explanation -- coming up. disappointed and disturbed. those are some of the comments that we're hearing from students at san jose state university this morning after they are hearing that a group of white students tormented a black student on campus. we'll tell you about the legal action being taken. good morning. highway 24 right now, westbound looks pretty good. it's improving. find out what areas, though, are still very slow. after two and a half days of much-needed rain, we're going to see pretty big significant change. some of you in the north bay already might be feeling it.
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welcome back. we're on the campus of san jose state university. the reason we're there, school officials dealing with very serious allegations against several students. they are charged with hate crimes against an african- american roommate. what they are accused of saying and doing and how the students
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are reacting to this, we'll bring you that in a live report. welcome back. thursday, november 21st. i'm dave clark. i'm tori campbell. the rain is out but something else is coming in. >> that's correct. i focused the satellite picture to the north. there's clearing taking place rapidly. some areas, el cerrito, el sobrante, pinole, crockett and napa, you can see clearing takes place. it's moving fast. the rain is about done. we had a couple of showers around san bruno here. a couple of reports, just a little bit. not much left. millbrae maybe to san mateo on the san mateo bridge but again, this is kind of like the last -- it's the bottom of the 9th and two are out. not much happening here. most of the rain is done.
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30s and 40s on the temperatures. get ready for the clearing to take place after any lingering rain and a cool breezy day. here's sal. that rain that you mentioned has been just enough to slow people down this morning. so people are going to be slower than usual. the bay bridge started off on the wrong foot as we had an early-morning accident that wasn't major. but it was still there. metering lights went on about a half-hour earlier than any normally do. -- than they normally do. let's take a look at 880 northbound. you can see traffic is going to be busy as you drive past the coliseum. but southbound 880, i've drawn a big white line for you on the maps. it really has been slow. that's probably the slowest traffic in the bay area. we're looking at contra costa county here and 680 south is backed up passing a minor
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accident in pleasant hill. that's backed up from 242. it remains slow in alamo. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. three students at san jose state accused of hate crimes against an african-american american roommate. ktvu's janine de la vega is live on campus with more on the allegations of harassment which included putting a lock around the teen's neck. so janine, how are students reacting too all of -- to all this? >> reporter: disbelief. students say this goes way beyond a prank. they call it bull littling. the alleged racial taunting occurred in one of these high- rise dorms that you see here in the campus village. the district attorney's office says the incidents began in august and involved three white male freshman students. they allegedly nick named their 17-year-old black male roommate three-fifths or fraction, a reference used in the 18th and early 19th century to count black slaves. the district attorney general's
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office says the defendants placed a u-shaped bicycle lock around the black student eight neck and refused to give him a key to unlock it. there are also allegations that the victim was barricaded in his room by the defendants and they hung a confederate flag in the common area of the suite. this morning, one student told us how it made him feel. >> it made me feel good. but i'm not -- i'm not going out to beat somebody out. that shows i have no control over myself. i mean, there's nothing i can do but to keep talking like this and hope people will change and stuff. >> reporter: authorities are saying the white students had a picture of adolph hitler. the black student union is holding their black thursday rally on the quad at noon today and it is most likely that this will be talked about. the district attorney's office is charging collin warren,
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joseph bumgardner and logan beshler with misdemeanor battery and hate crime. if convicted, they could face a maximum of one year in the county jail. now, we're still waiting from a response from san jose state university. we've reached out to their spokeswoman to see if the students are gonna get any disciplinary action on -- as far as the university's end goes. we're still waiting to hear back. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:05. new information about a suspected burglary in santa clara. around midnight, police received a call about suspicious activity in the 2200 block of crocker way. when officers arrived, they spotted two people burglarizing a home. a lieutenant tells us during the search, a police dog tracked down and bit one of the suspects. the bite was not serious. the other suspect was taken into custody. the investigators are saying the suspects are juveniles.
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8:05. a very unusual response by the santa rosa city council to the controversy surrounding the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. the city council's releasing previously confidential e-mails about how to respond publicly to last month's shooting of a teen carrying a toy gun by a sheriff's deput-- sheriff's deputy. the city attorney tells them to say nothing and refer all questions to the police. san francisco's police chief is responding to last week's violent confrontation in the mission district. it was caught on camera. the video shows undercover police officers caught in the melee with several people outside of the gardens apartment complex. it was followed by claims of brutality. greg suhr warrants his police officers to wear cameras to help monitor tense situations. and within the next couple of
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weeks a new program equipping some undercover officers with cameras is set to begin. 8:06. some berkeley property owners may be forced to make their buildings earthquake safe. the berkeley city council discussed and ordinance at it's meeting tuesday night directed at the owners of 150 residential buildings with five or more units that are considered unsafe in an earthquake. the ordinance would require tenants that the buildings are not earthquake safe and would require the owners to submit plans to retrofit the buildings by january 2017. a final vote on the ordinance will be taken at the next council meeting december 3rd. there's talk san francisco mayor ed lee could be eyeing another job. sfgate.com reports there's speculation from city hall to washington, d.c. that lee could become the next u.s.able was der to china. lee is san francisco's first
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chinese-american mayor and speaks fluent mandarin and cantonese. gary locke is stepping down next year. there's also talk that former state controller steve, wesley, who has -- steve westly, who has deep ties will be on the short list of replacements. president karzai told a gathering of elders and political leaders they should support a security agreement with the united states even though there's little trust between the two countries. here's some video. this is president karzai speaking to the grand council of about 2500 afghans today. he said he does not trust americans and the americans don't trust him. the five-day council gathering will talk about the proposed security agreement that outlines a plan for letting up to 15,000 american troops stay in afghanistan beyond 2014. and an internal army e-mail suggesting the army not use
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pretty women in public relations campaigns and this is causing quite a controversy. now, according to politico, the e-mail from an army specialist says and i'm quoting "ugly women are per seeshed as competent -- perceived as competent while pretty women are per seeshed as using their looks to get ahead." if the army wants to be successful in combat roles, it's better to use average- looking women in their publicity photos. bay area congresswoman jackie spear made a comment about that e-mail on twitter. she wrote "pretty women perceived as not competent by an army colonel, great message, pentagon. chuck hagel, horrible. there's still some lingering rain after a steady downpour in many parts of the bay area. claudine wong is watching the
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commute. what's the weather like right now. you got your hood off. it can't be raining too hard. >> reporter: no, it's not raining anymore. this was one of the last spots the rain made before it headed down south. this is interstate 580, rolling through livermore pretty slowly. no major accidents. this is a busy corridor around the rain did slow things down this morning. i want to show you what it looked like earlier in san jose as well. depending upon where you woke up this morning, some people heard pounding rain on their windows and worried about the commute. some other people thought it was done. it was making that last, last stretch through the bay area. one person we talked to said he was surprised it wasn't worse. >> actually, it was not too bad. it's kind of -- last two days has not been all that great. been a lot worse. >> reporter: back live out here along interstate 580 livermore
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-- interstate 580 near livermore, it could have been worse. the folks are saying they are kind of used to this as you have to go on 580. the wind that steve has been talking about, it seems to be picking up a little bit. overall, it looks like the rain has left this area. live in livermore, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. skiers and ski resorts have been looking forward to snowfall. accumulations are expected to range from 2 to 8 inches for this latest storm depending, of course, on the elevation. meanwhile, a few resorts are already open for business. they are bore ria -- borial and mammoth. skiers are hoping for several feet of the dry powder, which they just love. if you are heading up to the
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mountains this weekend, bring chains. the chp says currently there are chain requirements on highway 89. that's between tahoe city and diablo state park. just 45 minutes from now, the b.a.r.t. board will meet and talk about the latest contract dispute. coming up what the union leaders are saying about this morning's big meeting. plus, live pictures here. this sh a huge -- this is a huge cargo plane that landed at the wrong airport in kansas last night. why leaving this airport is such a problem and new information about when it could finally get back in the air. good morning. it's a little bit slow on some of these bay area bridges. for example, the san mateo bridge is slow there. find out what other bridges are looking like. we're about ready to say goodbye to the rain, and hello to sunshine. you may not feel very warm. i will explain why.
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happening now -- a giant cargo jet, that one right there, it landed at the wrong airport in kansas last night. it's now scheduled to take off at noon. again, these are live pictures from the mcconnell air force base in wichita, kansas. it's sitting on the runway. here's what it looked like last night -- this boeing 747 landed at a smaller airport about 12 miles away by accident. the crews finally managed to turn that big thing around. and they say the jet will be able to take off despite a
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short runway. the pilots say they didn't realize what happened. now at mineta airport, you will be able to join the precheck program that gives them an express lane. it doesn't require laptops to be taken out of their cases or -- or passengers to take off their shoes, belt or jackets. airport officials will introduce the screening later today. about 100 airports including sfo and oakland are part of that prechecked program. after months of threat, the senate majority may finally use the so-called nuclear option. the senate has started debatingle the drive to change rules, aimed at curbing republicans' power to block president obama's nominations. senate majority leader harry reid is expected to force a vote as soon as today to require only 51 votes to end
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filibusters or delaying tactics against nominees for high judgeships or officials. currently, 60 votes are required. the senate banking committee just voted to approve the nomination of janet yellen to lead the federal reserve. yellen is expected to be confirmed by the full senate. but a vote has not been scheduled. yellen is the vice chair and would replace ben bernanke. former president obama said last week if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it for another year but the board that oversees covered california could decide today how long californians can hold onto current policies. kyla campbell is live in washington to explain what is
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on the table. zblferm the meeting in sacramento, it's sigs hours, scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m., the focus, the 1 million californians whose medical insurance policies don't meet the new healthcare law standards. five-member board could decide if californians can keep those plans. if so for how long. it would be the one-year extension president obama announced last week or it could be just through march. some analysts say any extension could lead to higher premium prices for everyone in california. meanwhile, republicans focus on the president's promise that he might not be able to keep. >> where the government was gonna lay out all of these things they were gonna require in the healthcare plan, no plan would exist. >> reporter: hospitals are filing lawsuits in order to keep plans affordable, many of the new insurance policies exclude top-rated and children's hospitals.
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that means families could end up paying more if they need to get those special services only offered at those facilities. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. there are questions as to whether american skier lindsey vonn will recover in time for the winter olympics. on tuesday, she suffered a partial lig ga meant tear -- ligament tear during training. doctors say her chances to recover and compete in next year's winter olympics will be determined by the extent of the ligament tear. a mild tear will need a few weeks' rest but the winter olympics are coming up in a few minutes. >> right. sal's coming up right now. >> let's take a look at 24. it's slow in la fayette as you
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can see. when you get to orinda, it does improve a little bit. it's still slow. it has not been raining a lot but it's been raining enough for you to have slow traffic. let's take a look now at the bay bridge. that's improved a little bit, too. but you can also see it's still very slow 280 is slow. people are using 280 and -- at this point, i don't know. i really -- i think that 280 is slightly better but the alternate route has not been the greatest. but i still think it's better than 101. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. some blue now starting to show up. this system will rapidly clear out of here. a couple of showers left. not a lot. but the big change will be from the rain. so mostly cloudy, some rain. there's not much left. clouds and sun but cooler and breezy and downright windy. we could get gusts 40, 50 miles
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an hour. we'll go from kind of mild and rainy to sunny but cool and windy over the next couple of days. gusts over 40 near redding but this system is on its way south. it's going south fast down to southern california. pleasanton still a little bit of rain around the 580/680 split. just the two bands are showing you. maybe a little drizzle. but clearing to the north. 48 walnut creek, a little bit of cooler pattern beginning to settle in here as the low -- this could be a big rain producer for southern california. maybe not as much for us. it looks good for them. winding down in the sierra with maybe snowshowers. 31 in tahoe. 46 ukiah. 41 ukiah. redding 47. if they didn't have the north wind, they would be colder. here comes the clearing and
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breeze. it will get sunny but it won't be very warm. cool and breezy later. points north, pointing rain, fog, kind of giving way to partly to mostly cloudy. 50s and 60s from clear lake to gilroy. windy, chilly. wind-protected areas, it will be sunny. we'll take this into sunday and it looks quiet until early next week. a bay area teacher becomes the target of a terrifying attack. mostly in the neck and hand. >> students watch in horror as a teacher is stabbed inside a classroom. get out of here! >> plus, the hollywood star who wasn't acting when he blew his top inside the san francisco hotel. ♪
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welcome back. the philippine death toll from the typhoon has now topped 4,000. almost two weeks after typhoon haiyan hit. about 1600 people are still missing. relief aid is coming in for survivors but long lines of people wait for food and supplies in the hard-hit tack low ban city -- tacloban city.
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the giants want fans to donate money through feed the money and through unicef. the fans who live $350 or more through the giants' website will get a fill low pea know -- filipino heritage t-shirt through the team. for more information, go to ktvu.com. movie store sean penn was caught on video screaming at a man who tried to take his photo and san francisco's st. regis hotel. >> [bleep] i will make you eat that. get out of here! >> now, celebrity website tmz posted this video of the confrontation. it happened tuesday night inside the hotel lobby's bar. witnesses say penn grabbed the man's phone and slammed it to the ground. sean penn was in san francisco to speak at the salesforce.com dream force conference. the cause of death has not
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been released still for sylvia browne. you've seen her. she appeared on tv talk shows often with montel williams or larry king. brown was a best-selling author. this past summer, she got a lot of criticism for a 2004 appearance she incorrectly claimed that amanda berry, the ohio kidnapping victim. she later said she was grateful she was wrong. sylvia browne, 77 years old. seven armed robberies, they are related, too, police. the key piece of evidence that costco may provide. the next chapter in the b.a.r.t. labor dispute. the critical vote that may or may not lead to another strike. still a little wet out there from the overnight rain. that's causing slow traffic in many places like 238.
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welcome back. good morning. these are live pictures. we're outside of the costco in vallejo. this was one of seven places hit last night during an armed robbery spree. we'll tell you how police are hoping surveillance cameras will help them catch the criminals who did it. stay tuned for that. it is thursday, november 21st. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic for you now. steve, how does it look like?
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>> it looks pretty good. things are calming down. two days ago it was not north bey, russian river, up to mendocino and lake county. yesterday, san francisco, oakland, concord, livermore. i mean, just really good rain. 1.3 at concord. two reports of that. an inch of rain to 2 to 3. kentfield had 3. clouds are clearing out rapidly. now we're gonna focus on clearing. windy and cold at times. a little bit of rain around san mateo san mateo. i doubt much is happening. it looks like it's holding on a little bit. 680 a little bit maybe to the sunol grade. that's about it. things are about done. livermore has had pretty good rain. 40s and 50s. a much cooler pattern is on the way. a colder pattern as this low slides south. wind will not like that, the high won't like it. the breeze will pick up. clouds here in the morning. maybe a lingering shower or two. cooler and breezy, if not already for some.
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the wind advisory kicks in. it takes us from tonight into tomorrow. highs, low 50s. here's sal. >> we're looking better than we have in the last few. as we look at some of these pictures. this is the bay bridge. we've seen a little bit of an improvement here as you approach the toll plaza. there are no major problems getting into san francisco. but it's slow. san francisco itself you will see traffic that's moving along well. southbound 101 at the top of your convenient, you will -- screen, you will see some slowing there as you approach cesar chavez. 580 westbound, we've had a couple of fender-benders. traffic is improving. 880 is backed up to fremont. back to the desk. police in vallejo investigating seven armed robberies last night. they happened within four hours of each other. ktvu's tara moriarty, live in vallejo to tell us about a key piece of evidence.
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tara? >> reporter: well, police are gonna come by this costco sometime today to grab surveillance video from this parking lot. they say this is the area where a delivery truck driver was held up at gunpoint last night. we want to show you a photo snapped from the video. it was given to us by a police officer. it's a bit grainy but shows an older model lexus with a silver trim. investigators say the suspects used the car in seven robberies starting at about 5:00 last night. they robbed gyms at gunpoint, stealing cell phones, wallets and jewelry. >> all of the victims reported the same, two male blacks either with ski masks or bandanas and most of the victims describe the same vehicle. again, a late model '90s lexus with a silver trim. >> reporter: now, this map shows where the robbers struck homes and businesses from olympic drive and louisiana street to the parking lots of seafood city, costco and pep boys. police say this is the time of
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year when robberies strike. it gets darker earlier. people are out doing their holiday shopping. people want you to be airway of your surroundings. if you have any information, call police. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. rhonest park police say a wanted parolee led them on a high-speed chase. about 1:30, a utility truck with its headlights off was going down golf parkway west toward the new casino. the driver failed to pull over for the police. then jumped on highway 101. the speeds were topping 90 miles an hour. the chp stopped the truck by putting down spike strips. still not clear if that truck, which, by the way, had a cherry picker on it was stolen. an arrest warrant was out for that driver. also this morning, a high school teacher in santa rosa is recovering from a horrifying stabbing attack. he's back home from the hospital, though. police say a student stabbed the teacher several times
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during yesterday's lunch break at midhigh school. investigators say it was an unproinvestigated -- it was an unproinvestigated attack. they -- unprovoked attack. they say the teacher was stabbed in the head and neck with a metal mechanical pencil. ktvu talked to schoolmates. >> stabbed mostly in the neck and head. >> a lot of stab wounds. >> a bunch. >> i saw blood on the ground. >> the teacher identified as 33- year-old tyler a lbeern is expected to -- alborn is expected to make a full recovery. police found his suspected attacker a couple of blocks away at a relative's house. prosecutors are preparing formal charges. a school board in vallejo has voted unanimously to make a mascot change and eliminate the controversial name "apaches." ♪
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>> native-americans gathered in a drum circle last night at vallejo high school to praise the decision. the board based its decision in parts on a recommendation by the u.s. commission on civil rights. students and staff will be involved in selecting a new mascot over the next couple of months. only on 2 -- ktvu has learned that investigators are blaming criminals for flooding a south bay freeway last night. several lanes of southbound highway 87 in san jose were closed for more than four hours due to flooding at the taylor street overpass. two and a half feet of water covered all of the southbound lanes forcing cars to squeeze by on the center divide. caltrans says someone stole copper wire that ran underneath the freeway which cut off power to a water pump. the chp is creating a task force to reduce the growing number of copper thefts. 8:36. so far it doesn't appear this morning's light rain slowed things down at sfo.
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these are live pictures. see the sky clearing you. only minimal delays reported right now. that may change because of problems in the midwest. again we're looking live, looking around. the duty manager says there are delays for flights in and out of denver because of snow. now, that could create a domino effect of delays around the rest of the country. meantime, a new study by the u.s. travel association warning travelers years ahead may be even worse for sfo, the report predicts in the next 25 years, every single day may look like the day before thanksgiving. travel association says sfo needs more runways, more customs and border agents. updated air traffic control systems to prevent delays. also, sfo is trying to learn from the tragedy of the asiana plane crash. coming up in just about 15 minutes, a new report on the problems after that plane
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disaster including communication foulups. and the new steps to help reunite families involved in emergencies. 8:37. happening now -- a protest in support of b.a.r.t. union workers is set to begin. the b.a.r.t. board meets in 30 minutes to discuss the latest contract dispute. one hour ago, ktvu's brian flores was at the castro valley b.a.r.t. station. he's moved to oakland where the rally is getting started. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we spoke to a lot of the anxious commuters who are waiting to hear what's gonna happen from this b.a.r.t. board of directors meeting that will be happening in less than a half an hour. this is steve. why are you out here. >> to protest the tactic that the b.a.r.t. board is using. we don't believe this is a glitch. we believe we knew what they were doing. they are highly paid executives. $39,000, thomas hock and
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krunikan, i think they knew what the contract was. i think this is another tactic against the b.a.r.t. workers. i don't think is was a good contract. it was a coon session contract but -- concession contract. but even though, they say they are gonna ignore it. if you have a tentative agreement and the board ignores it, what you are setting up is a very bad situation. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. directors says this is gonna cost $had 4 million over -- $44 million over the next four years. it might have been a mistake. is there a way that this can be -- >> i think the union said they want to compromise and go to an arbitrator. directs say no deal. it's not a money question. they have a lot of money. they were gonna spend $21 million to break the strike and now they are gonna say there's no contract? our view, the b.a.r.t. workers should unite with the ac workers in this contract and go out together. it's time to play hard ball
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against these union busting tactics. that's what the b.a.r.t. board is saying. >> reporter: all right. united publickers for action -- public workers for action this morning. we'll keep you updated on the developments on this board meeting, of course, here on ktvu, ktvu.com as well as twitter and facebook. we're live here in oakland, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco police are trying to track down a suspect identified in the deadly shooting of a woman outside a nightclub. he's identified as michael green. a 23-year-old pacific islander, 5'11", 230 pounds who lives on the peninsula and is known to drive a 2001 mercedes. green is accused of killing warren and critically wounding her friend early sunday morning after an argument over a minor fender-bender near club omg
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near 6th street. the city of san francisco wants more people to ride bikes in the city. the municipal transportation agency is considering several ideas including putting bicycle lockers at parking spaces at nob hill, hayes valley and other areas. residents in the the areas would have a chance to store their bikes in the lockers. if approved, san francisco would become the first major american city to have these lockers which are pretty popular in london and other european cities. an 85-year-old palo alto man detained by authorities in north korea, the topic he discussed with some north koreans that may have led to his detention. also, a shocking incident at a major bay area university. what has prompted a hate crime investigation at san jose state? still a little bit wet out there on the roads. westbound 24 is improving. is the rest of the commute improving? we'll tell you that and coming up more on 24.
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two days of rain is go -- is about to come to an end. there's a pretty big change in the forecast. i will explain that -- coming up. would you rather have spoons for hands or elbows for ears?
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the labor department says applications fell last week to a seasonably adjusted 323,000 and wholesale prices fell in october for the second straight month driven done by cheaper gasoline costs. taking a live look at the big board, the dow up 91 getting back close to the 16,000 mark. the s&p up 34 and -- i'm sorry, the nasdaq is up 34. s&p up 10 at 1792. time now 8:45. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you -- live pictures from oakland, a protest in support of b.a.r.t. union workers is just getting underway. in 15 minutes the board will meet this this building. they will begin to talk about the latest contract dispute. it involves an expensive paid leave provision that b.a.r.t. management says was mistakenly included in the signed contract. also, allegations of racial bullying and hate crimes at san jose state university. the victim, a young african-
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american freshman. three of his dorm roommates are facing charges of hate crimes. ktvu's janine de la vega, you are there on the campus. you've been gathering new information out there all morning. >> reporter: yes. i just spoke to one black student, a junior here at san jose state university. he says he doesn't know the victim or suspects involved. he said if it was happening to him, he could would have been terrified. there will be a rally at the quad behind me. the district attorney's says they allegedly nicknamed the victim three-fifths or fraction which was in reference to counting black slaves. the district attorney place the defendants placed a u-shaped
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bicycle lock around his neck and refused to give him a key to unlock t there are allegations that the victims were barricaded in his room by the defendant and they also apparently hung a confederate flag in the common area of the suite. now, i'm joined now by a student who is with the black student -- >> this is disheartening. this really hurts us that the student didn't feel like he had somewhere to go to and he felt like he was alone. >> reporter: you said you just learned about this yesterday. you called to have black thursday. you are not calling it a protest. what's gonna be done here at noon in the quad? >> at noon in the quad we're basically gonna gather up together and just show support for the student and let him know that he has people for him
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this should have never happened. >> reporter: the district attorney general's office is charging those three three students. if convicted, they face a maximum of one year in the county jail. we've been trying to contact the university spokesperson all morning long on campus to find out if there will be any sanctions on the students. we've not heard back yet. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. a terrible misunderstanding. that's what friends and family are saying about an 85-year-old man from palo alto who is now detained in north korea. ktvu's pam cook is following the developments from the newsroom. really, pam, much of this case
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is a mystery. >> it is. the details are being kept pretty quiet. he went on a tour of north korea -- north korea. his u.s. military service more than 50 years ago during the korean war may be the reason he was escorted off the plane as he was about to head back home to palo alto. his son said the day before his father was scheduled to depart, is he ended up in a conversation -- depart, he ended up in a conversation with officials about his service in the war. the next day, he was escorted off the plane minutes before take off. that was on october 26th. his family has not had any contact with him since. this morning, we heard from a us special hive for north korean policy -- specialist for north korean policy. >> north korea could send a
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different signal about its interest in having a different sort of relationship with the united states. >> north korea has detained six americans since 2009. now, newman's palo alto neighbors tell us that his wife has talked to him on the phone but it's not clear when she spoke to him last or what he was able to say. friends and neighbors were told that newman's wife was able to send some of his heart medication to the swedish ambassador. we don't know his condition. reporting live from the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. let's go to sal. there's been a major crash in san jose. where? >> that's right. it's on silver creek valley road at farnsworth drive, east of highway 101. i'm pushing into it now on my maps now. this crash on this road that a lot of people take to get around the golf course here and off of 101, it's reported to be a major injury crash. it's a good area for you to avoid in san jose. stay on 101.
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101 is not all that bad. i know a lot of people use this road to get around some of the crowding but this morning it's not a good idea. let's take a look at the san mateo bridge. it's at a standstill again. this is becoming typical. it gets supercrowded on the way to 101. when you get to 101, it's slow. the bay bridge toll plaza has improved. that's a 15 to 20-minute wait. let's go to steve. a lot of people tweeting me saying up in the north bay, the blue sky is here and the wind is picking up. i don't think there is any rain left. we can thank mother nature for this one. longest time without any rain. it we get rain -- db we get -- did we get rain? anywhere from 1 to 3 inches. this system is moving fast. really fast. the wind is cranking up. we'll go from a cloudy, rainy pattern to a cool, breezy one.
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there was a little rain around san bruno last hour. there's been rain around pleasanton and that's over with. there it goes. one little one by fremont. 40s and 50s on the temperatures. the cooler air is slipping in. southern california will met much-needed rain. snow, maybe a little bit on the sierra. the system is moving fast. as it does, high pressure is building into the north. that will give us a windy cool pattern. cool and breezy later. after some of that morning rain, it looks like fog gone. clouds clearing out. did one panel on the temperatures. a very happy birthday to chloe up in clearlake. she's an ace with the weather information in lake county. 50s and low 60s gilroy. the wind advisory starts and takes us into freeway. could get gusts to 50.
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lows will be tough. wind protected areas, they could be cold around the bay. it will be sunny. but windy and cool at times. >> all right. thank you, steve. eight minutes before 9:00. a big military drill getting underway. i want to show you live pictures near fairfield where some helicopters are gonna be pretty busy buzzing around. we'll tell you why residents should not be worried. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] get your taste of the season, at raley's, bel air, and nob hill.
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drill is underway in the fairfield area with several military helicopters involved. service members from travis air base in solano county are taking part in a special helicopter exercise. these are live pictures right now from travis. boy, you can see how big the helicopters are with the service members right at the bottom there. this morning's exercise includes the 21st contingency response wing and the california army guard chinook helicopters. during the drill, they will fly to rio vista to show how fafs they can -- how fafs they can load -- how fast they can load and unload in a situation. the airport is working to correct some of the communication problems after the asiana crash. that includes the failure of a system designed to alert key managers during an had emergency and the website that went down as people used it to get information on the crash. it's also making other changes. airport restaurants will remain open 24 hours a day during
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major emergencies. and the airport is working with nearby hotels so they won't do price gouging, raising their roommate when passengers are stranded. the airport plans to set up an area where families can be reunited. we're learning that president obama is adding a nonfund-raising appearance to his visit to san francisco on monday. according to a white house official, i will make a stop at the betty ong center in chinatown where he will encourage congress to pass immigration reform legislation. the president was already scheduled to appear at a democratic fund-raiser at the san francisco jazz center on monday. ticket sales have been slow there. prices were recently cut in half. let's quickly go to sal. breaking news in our traffic. what happened? >> we have a car into the water in the richmond channel. i just found out about this. it's on whar of street at the end -- wharf street at the end of the richmond channel. this is not what i'm showing on the map. so i -- but i do have -- what
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i'm showing is a very serious crash in san jose on silver creek valley road at the -- at -- near the golf course. to the bay bridge toll plaza, that traffic is backed up for a 15-minute delay. back to the desk. clearing, windy, cool, wind advisory takes us to tomorrow. it will be sunny, but not very warm. a little warmer by saturday. thank you, steve. >> and that's our report for this morning. thank you for making ktvu yours chice for news -- your choice for news. hope to see you at noon.
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